Meet CCIA’s newest coalition partner!

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CCIA hosts Capitol City Cannabis Tours

In our ongoing work to facilitate educational tours throughout California we’ve covered a multitude of industry businesses. We’ve found that our tours are in high demand and that our host members have been well received and informative on every occasion. Most recently we were happy to host tours of cultivation, quality control, and retail sites in the Capitol City for the key staff members representing Senate Leadership and the Senate Governance & Finance Committee.

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CALIFORNIA CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

2017 Annual Membership Meeting

January 25, 2017

     The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) welcomed a record number of attendees to the 2017 Annual Membership Meeting at the California State Capitol on Wednesday, Jan 25th. CCIA Board President Sean Luse kicked off the meeting with Board introductions followed by an overview of the meeting’s agenda, setting the tone for an informative and productive afternoon. Founder and Executive Director Nate Bradley proudly described the organic formation of the California Cannabis Industry Association in 2013 and the many challenges we’ve worked diligently to overcome, demonstrating the importance of actively engaged members and the ongoing need for a collective voice in the fast-growing California Cannabis industry.

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2016 LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Prepared by Amy Jenkins, Legislative Advocate

The California Cannabis Industry Association (CCIA) achieved significant legislative victories in 2016 on behalf of California’s cannabis industry.


To total, CCIA tracked 20 bills in 2016.  Among its legislative accomplishments, CCIA sponsored its first bill, which was signed by the Governor in September to establish protections from criminal prosecution for locally permitted medical cannabis extractors.  CCIA also defeated seven bills that would do harm to the industry, including a cannabis training proposal and medical cannabis taxation proposal.  CCIA also successfully negotiated amendments to four other bills, including legislation sponsored by the Brown Administration to clarify elements of the Medical Cannabis Regulation & Safety Act (MCRSA).


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CCIA General Update | Dec 2, 2016

With the Legislature on break and not reconvening until January 4th, CCIA staff and team  have remained steadfast in pursuit of developing and nurturing our relationships at the Capitol, throughout the state, and informing the public on behalf of our membership and the industry.

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"The share of Americans who favor legalizing the use of marijuana continues to increase. Today, 57% of U.S. adults say the use of marijuana should be made legal, while 37% say it should be illegal. A decade ago, opinion on legalizing marijuana was nearly the reverse – just 32% favored legalization, while 60% were opposed."

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"California’s medical cannabis industry reported $845 million in retail sales via nearly 2,800 dispensaries over a recent 12-month period, according to exclusive data obtained by Marijuana Business Daily.

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Editor’s Note: As we enter the homestretch of the critical 2016 campaign season, NCIA has invited the state campaigns on marijuana policy to submit blog posts about the important work they’re doing. These campaigns need the support of the industry and the movement as they approach the finish line. If you haven’t already, please consider making donations of money or time to one or more of the state campaigns that are working to end the failed policies of marijuana prohibition.**

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Economic impact of beer distribution further proves importance of an independent third-tier

"The craft beer industry and the beer distribution industry can find themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum, wrangling for their own local advantages from time to time. The recent battle in Texas being an especially ridiculous example. For craft brewers, distributor independence is obviously critical, and while some distributors may not recognize this at the moment, the success and growth of craft beer is vital to the future success of distributors too."

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Bill allowing landlords to bar medical pot use is dropped

A state lawmaker has dropped a proposal that would have allowed landlords renting apartments in California to bar their tenants from smoking medical marijuana in their residences.

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Medical Cannabis Extraction Bill Clears Senate Committee

A bill aimed at establishing new best practices for manufacturers of medical cannabis extracts cleared the Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee today with bi-partisan support.

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U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in medical marijuana cases

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How DEA decision on pot will impact California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —The DEA rejected a move Thursday to take marijuana off the federal government's schedule 1 list of drugs – a classification making it more dangerous than cocaine.

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DEA Rejects Petition to Reclassify Marijuana, But Will Remove Barrier to Research

Statement From the Marijuana Policy Project Regarding the DEA’s Refusal to Reclassify Marijuana 

 

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Proposition 64 Endorsed by California Academy of Preventive Medicine

Official state organization for physicians specializing in “general preventive medicine and public health” says Prop 64 "is a comprehensive measure that will protect public health and fund vital youth programs”  

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LA COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS VOTES TO PLACE CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT

 

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NCIA and BDS Analytics Partnership: Analyzing the Market Data Tool

In May, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) announced a partnership with BDS Analytics, a cannabis market intelligence and data firm, according to a press release. Beginning in June of this year, NCIA members received access to market and sales data via BDS Analytics’ GreenEdge sales tracking software.

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